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Brevard Community Church Hosts 'Night To Shine' – Brevard, NC

Brevard Community Church (BCC) was one of over 700 churches around the world that hosted Night to Shine 2020, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, on Friday, Feb. 7. Night to... — Updated 2/24/2020


Scouts Need Help To Make New Mexico Trip – Brevard, NC

The Boy Scouts from Troop 703 will hold a BBQ plate dinner this Saturday, part of an effort to raise funds for a July trip to Philmont, the Boy Scouts of America premier High... — Updated 2/18/2020


Brevard Academy Board Handles Several Items

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors handled several business items at its meeting last Wednesday evening, but tabled making a decision on allowing The Family Place to conduct parent-education... — Updated 2/17/2020


Charles Sidney "Sid" Elliott

Charles Sidney Elliott passed away Dec. 30, 2019, at home unexpectedly. He and his late wife, Carol, moved to Pisgah Forrest in 2006, where they built their retirement home. He was born in Dallas, Ga., Dec. 23, 1936, to Mr. and... — Updated 2/17/2020


The Arts Make A Difference In Our Schools

At Brevard Elementary School, the arts make all the difference! This school is in its third year as an A+ arts-based school, which makes the arts the vehicle for teaching standard... — Updated 2/17/2020


Pisgah Forest Rotary

For the month of February, the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club’s speaker chair is Salley Stepp. The Rotary International theme for the month is peace and conflict prevention/resolution. The speaker on Feb. 19 will be Tanya Blackford,... — Updated 2/17/2020


DAR Recognizes History Essay Winner

Lila Laughridge has been awarded a bronze medal for her creative essay entry in the DAR American History Essay Contest. The fifth-grade Brevard Elementary student was the featured... — Updated 2/17/2020


How To Create A Winter Friendly Outdoor Living Space

For many homeowners, the arrival of winter marks an end to time spent lounging and dining al fresco on the patio. But cold air does not necessarily mean patio furniture must be... — Updated 2/17/2020


Library To Host 'Piecing It Together' Puzzle Competition

The Transylvania County Library has announced the return of the puzzle competition. Community members are invited to gather a team of two - four people to test their speed and recognition of shapes and colors. Individual... — Updated 2/17/2020


Jane Monheit To Host Master Classes June 8-19

Students attending the 2020 Jazz Institute at Brevard program will have the opportunity to learn from the acclaimed jazz-pop vocalist Jane Monheit. During the two-week summer camp... — Updated 2/17/2020


Highland Books To Host Skyterra Cookbook Signing

Skyterra Wellness Retreat and Highland Books have partnered to celebrate the release of Skyterra’s first cookbook, “Skyterra at Home: Simple Recipes to Elevate your Meals.” Highland Books, 36 W. Main St., Brevard, will host... — Updated 2/17/2020


'Double Feature" Has Thrilling Novellas

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library: Fiction Bonnaffons, Amy. “The Regrets.” Some weird bureaucracy is keeping Thomas from “crossing over to the other side,” but as soon as he completes... — Updated 2/17/2020


Irish Tenor Cahill Returns To Brevard

Emmet Cahill, widely regarded as “Ireland’s most exciting young tenor” and star of PBS’s musical stage show Celtic Thunder, is on tour in the United States this spring and... — Updated 2/17/2020


Speaker Of The House Is A Dictator

In his letter to the editor entitled “Shocked America,” Mike Di Rocco discusses Nancy Pelosi’s “hateful, disgusting anti-American act” and says her “twisted facial expressions brought to the surface...her obvious... — Updated 2/17/2020


Flu Cases Taper Off

The following briefs are from Thursday, Feb. 19, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. The number of cases of flu in Brevard and Transylvania County is believed to be tapering off, according to Dr. John Folger, the health... — Updated 2/17/2020


Store Site Is In A Flood Plain

The proposed Dollar General site is a cornfield in a flood plain in front of a historic country church on a designated scenic byway. Two objections come to mind. First, scenic byways draw visitors who spend money local shopkeepers,... — Updated 2/17/2020


SCORE Is Ready To Help

Take any activity you enjoy doing every day, and finding out there is someone you could meet, for free, who has already done what you’re doing successfully. That is SCORE, which would be happy to share some ideas to help you and... — Updated 2/17/2020


Commends Letter

I write to commend Velma Owen and her wonderful letter to the editor in the Feb. 13 paper. Velma, totally made my day! Yes, I am sick of it all too. Thank you for your bodacious honesty. What a refreshing change. Phyllis D. Marcum... — Updated 2/17/2020


Another Dollar General?

There has been a lot of discussion around the planned Dollar General in Transylvania County at U.S. 276 and Becky Mountain Road. Without rehashing the important issues of floodplain development risks, trout stream pollution, the... — Updated 2/17/2020


Delighted With Article

I was surprised and delighted to see the recent Picturing the Past article featuring the Colcock/ Austin house on Probart Street. My sister, Pat Austin, and I were born there, and we and our siblings, Bill and Jeanette, enjoyed... — Updated 2/17/2020


We All Can Do Better

As I read the editorial page of the Monday Feb. 10 issue, I was struck by the walls we have erected in our minds that blind us to the avenues of collaboration and problem solving. On one side of the page stands a call to “Pay... — Updated 2/17/2020


Wrong Way On Clean Water

The recent announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that it would be excluding various wetlands and all waters that do not flow year-round may appear innocuous to some, but it could have devastating effects on wildlife,... — Updated 2/17/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Many Questions Posed At HCA Meeting – Brevard, NC

Editor’s Note: Last Thursday, The Transylvania Times published the first part of an article on a town hall meeting arranged by Gibbins Advisors, a health care consulting firm, in which the Transylvania County community expressed... — Updated 2/17/2020


Foundation Grant Will Help Support Student Teachers In WNC – Transylvania County, NC

The Pisgah Health Foundation recently awarded a $162,217 grant to Western Carolina Community Action to fund a partnership with Brevard College that will help support student teachers in western North Carolina and reduce the waiting... — Updated 2/17/2020

 By Derek McKissock    News

County Commissioners Still Assessing Fire District Funding – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will hold a yet-to-be-scheduled board workshop to further discuss the options for funding fire and rescue services in the county. Commissioners reached this decision after hearing a... — Updated 2/17/2020


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